George Pindar School @georgepindarschOutstanding work from our Monday team at GPS. Our keyworker students and staff created Easter greetings for staff and residents of a local care home. Thanks to Miss Fox and Mrs Robinson for the inspiration! We hope these special members of our community enjoy receiving them! https://t.co/CkTAqxTTnl22 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschIn school today, our Key Worker’s children completed "The Great Pindar Bake Off Technical Challenge" and baked fabulous Victoria Sponges. What a fantastic afternoon! Well done all of you and enjoy! #ProudToBePindar #StaySafe https://t.co/xUvXlc9qXk4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @exploretutors: Coming this Monday 6th April, Mid-Morning Maths with @Bobby_Seagull available to everyone! 🤩Join us on: Mondays for ages…4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschYear 11s, Lisa at Sidewalk is offering support for your next steps. We are living in unprecedented times and we know that some of you are feeling utterly bewildered. Help is at hand. Please do take the time to have a read. (Turn your phone sideways and stretch the image out!) https://t.co/jMA1EhMblX5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschGreat to see our students so engaged with their online learning. Amelia embraced last weeks catering theme of using the "rubbing in" method to make some scones (Well done on finding some flour!) They look great Amelia, well done #ProudToBePindar #staysafe https://t.co/LpS8EPFJyX5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschWe understand that our Year 11 students will be anxious about their next steps in these unprecedented times. Mrs Bilton has been in touch with several local post-16 providers and you can find their updates here: https://t.co/YRcRkoeeRE5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschThe current unprecedented circumstances mean that our students are spending more time than ever online. Please take a moment to review this vital information about staying safe online: https://t.co/zkHIOdb91j6 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschPlease see images below re. arrangements for free school meals. https://t.co/RkLPeWZjD36 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschMore numbers you can call if you are in need of support or are struggling for food supplies: Hub- 01723 232527 Rainbow Centre- 01723 5006632 weeks ago

GEORGE PINDAR SCHOOL IS PART OF

English

English

Head of Faculty: Miss R Fox

Second in Faculty: Miss K Pickles

 

Faculty Information

Our faculty is characterised by enthusiasm, passion for our subject and commitment to providing the best possible experience for all students in every English lesson at George Pindar School. Our main aim is to achieve the highest possible standards for all of our students, allowing them to attain their best grades in English. We hope that our students will enjoy their work in English, and we strive to ensure that our curriculum offers a rich and diverse range of learning experiences. As a team, we believe that all students should enjoy learning and that each student should have an equal opportunity to achieve their maximum learning potential. We encourage students come to English lessons with the expectation that they will be valued and encouraged but that their lessons will be demanding, rigorous and enjoyable.

Learners in English lessons will be:

  • Engaged in suitable activities – to acquire or consolidate concepts and skills
  • Challenged – in relation to their earlier work. Students should be able to understand and cope successfully with lesson content, but only with intellectual, physical or creative effort
  • Productive – students should be working at the optimum pace
  • Motivated – students should be seeking help when needed and staying on task
  • Collaborative – students will work together to explore the subject

Teaching in English lessons will be:

  • Discursive – characterised by high quality work
  • Interactive – students contributions are encouraged, expected and extended
  • Well-paced – there is a sense of urgency, driven by the need to make progress and succeed
  • Confident – teachers have a clear understanding of their objectives – both short and long term
  • Ambitious – there is an optimism about high expectations of success

Curriculum information

We are constantly looking to hone and develop our English curriculum to ensure that it will inspire and engage students at both Key Stages 3 and 4. Our mission is to ensure that all students leave George Pindar School with the English skills that they need to succeed, both in education and in life beyond school.

Key Stage 3 English

Our Key Stage 3 Curriculum covers a variety of topics, ranging from exploring Shakespeare’s plays to analysing poetry through rap lyrics. Students, regardless of their level, will develop the skills that they require to access the GCSEs for both Language and Literature.

We are proud to be a partner school with English Mastery:

 

Key Stage 4 – English language & English literature

English Language GCSE

100% Exam

Exam Board: AQA: English Language

When studying English Language, students will consolidate and build on the literacy skills they will need in the wider world by developing their functional, persuasive, narrative and descriptive writing expertise. In addition, students will examine a wide range of non-fiction and fiction texts in order to progress their analytical skills.

English Literature GCSE

100% Exam

Exam Board: AQA: English Literature

Students will study a diverse range of texts by authors such as J B Priestley, Charles Dickens, John Steinbeck and William Shakespeare. They will also learn how social, historical and cultural context impacts on these works, encountering issues such as racism and the changing roles of women.